Author Topic: Music genealogy - genre/subgenre visualizations  (Read 4871 times)

alec.tron

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Hai.
There's a few interesting approaches & resources, and since the genre & subgenre thread is still regularly frequented & open for discussion at MB to some extend I believe, might be good to share a few resources.
Also because they are super interesting ;)

Great project & well thought out for Pop / 20st century music (less great for Classic, Folk & World music unfortunately - but maybe that will come too)
http://www.musicmap.info/#

ClassClass project (select "Music Genres Timeline' for classical music genealogy):
http://artquiz.sourceforge.net/
by
http://arkhipenko.weebly.com

Popwaves drawing by Reebee Garofalo:
http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2016/7/11/popwaves-making-of-the-genealogy-of-poprock-music.html

Music Popcorn. Build by Paul Lamere at Music Hack Day Chicago:
http://static.echonest.com/popcorn/

SONITUS - The Universe of Electronic Music (iOS app)
https://vimeo.com/57784514

The Interactive Metal Genres Graph
https://www.boundbymetal.com/en/common/start
http://mapofmetal.com/

And a few mostly text-y things:
http://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/blog/2011/04/26/visualising-music-the-problems-with-genre-classification/
http://sixdegrees.hu/last.fm/index.html
https://blog.ouseful.info/2012/07/04/mapping-related-musical-genres-on-wikipediadbpedia-with-gephi/


If you have others, sing out & post them!
I've been looking for a while for something focusing on world and/or folk music, but no luck so far...

Churs.
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Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 10:31:01 AM by alec.tron

alec.tron

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Also interesting & missed it somehow above:


http://everynoise.com

"This is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 1531 genres by Spotify. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier."

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Tracks4life

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There's this: http://www.musicgenreslist.com/

And this: http://www.musicmap.info/#

And this: http://www.allmusic.com

...Which isn't technically a genre list, but the way that they catalog their genres is good for referencing.

alec.tron

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And looks like Musicbrainz is finally making a move on their genre definitions as well:
https://blog.musicbrainz.org/2018/11/02/musicbrainz-introducing-genres/
https://github.com/metabrainz/musicbrainz-server/blob/master/entities.json#L666

Yet: "We are hoping to get a better coverage of genres (especially genres outside of the Western tradition, of which we have a very small amount right now)..."

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